The menu item 'recent documents' never populates with recently-opened documents in any LibreOffice program. May be related to LibreOffice always opening in the folder in which it was first opened, regardless of most-current or most recently opened folder. This behavior has been consistent from LibO 3.5.2 RC1. This feature worked in all prior versions of LibO used on this machine.
This behavior was observed on a homebuilt system with ASUS M4A89TD Pro/USB3 motherboard with an AMB Phenom II X6 T1000 six-core processor running at an unaccelerated 3.30 GHz, 16 Gb RAM, Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit OS.
see <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46074#c32> for necessary
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 46074 ***
This is (at least at the surface) a UI issue, just like bug 46074 therefore changed the 'Component' field accordingly.